Densibel Calzada, 23, and Eddy Albert, 21, have secured two distinctions in Tennessee. They have not only secured the harshest penalty ever issued by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency but they are generally viewed as this week’s worst human beings in the state or possibly nationwide. The two men have been banned from hunting in Tennessee and 43 other states after they illegally killed as many as 40 deer. They added to that carnage with sickening videos mocking suffering or dead animals.
Officials are still not sure how many deer the two killed but counted at least 40. In one video a deer is still alive when one blew its head off and then celebrated with the bloody scene. The two were first stopped trespassing on private property but two days later they were found with beer and a dead deer in their car. Search warrants then revealed the gruesome record.
The nationwide ban is made possible under the Interstate Wildlife Violator’s Compact, where a ban in Tennessee is enforced by every compact member.” The men also were assigned court costs and the state confiscated their rifles and bows. Each also faced $5,000 in restitution fees and at least $1,800 each to post bail.
Nevertheless, there remains a question of whether hunting laws need to be strengthened to allow for jail time or felony records in the most extreme cases. These men are responsible for a long, calculated, and unlawful killings involving dozens of deer. The most serious penalty is a hunting ban which should be obvious and automatic. However, do you feel that there should be a more serious penalty?